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Poster: TOOTMO Date: May 25, 2011 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Avalon Questions

"Jerry went to Death by force of habit."

Wow! That line caught my eye AND THEN I read your post—not the same meaning when taken out of the context of your post.

TOOTMO

P.s. I left a message at for GDAVALON68(?) to stop by here. We'll see.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: May 25, 2011 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Avalon Questions

Sadly, how you read it is was less speculative than how i wrote it.

I saw request for GDAVALON68 to come to the forum and discuss. I hope he takes you up on it.

PS, I am remembering this right? Do you live in AL? If so I hope you weren't effected by the those tornados a few weeks ago.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: May 25, 2011 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: More Avalon Questions

Yes, I am in B'ham where the storms came through when they finished with Tuscaloosa. Most of the actual vortices were north of us by at least four miles. I found pieces of insulation, chunks of old lumber, and a baseball in my yard the next day that were not there before. We sustained some straight-line damage but nothing like what you saw on TV. (And, now that the TV's are gone, I'm getting calls from clients who are getting jerked around by the insurers.)

Looking north, (yes, we were on the porch), we could see the BIG vortex when it came through (at the time, we thought it was the wall cloud because it was SO large.) And, it was much darker than the surrounding parts of the storm because it had so much debris that it was carrying. (I thought the meteorologists were going to go multi-orgasmic when they realized that the vortex was actually "showing up" on the radar becasue it was carrying so much trash.)

My family and I are all fine. My friends are all fine. But, I do have friends that had friends that perished. And, it appears that Missouri is going through the same thing now.

Thanks for your thoughts,

TOOTMO